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BNSF has faced many weather challenges since late last year. From record snowfall in the northern part of its network last winter to record runoff from the Missouri and Souris rivers causing extraordinary flooding, BNSF has experienced natural disasters that have affected its facilities, track, ...
Transportation Commissioner and NJ Transit Board Chairman James Simpson joined NJ Transit Executive Director James Weinstein and Somerville Mayor Brian Gallagher on August 24, to mark the completion of major improvements to Somerville Station, including high-level platforms that provide accessib ...
Eco-Energy Holdings, Inc., is developing an ethanol unit train and storage facility in conjunction with its partner J.T. Russell & Sons, Inc., at its current ethanol distribution facility located in Denton, N.C. Eco-Energy has been distributing ethanol through Denton, N.C. since ble ...
Construction will begin on the Chicago Region Environmental and Transportation Efficiency Program grade-separation project, on Chicago's South Side. The total $146 million project located at 130th Street, Torrence Avenue and the Norfolk Southern, is a cornerstone of the CREATE program. The const ...
Chicago's Regional Transportation Authority filed a suit Aug. 23 in the Circuit Court of Cook County to recoup more than $100 million of revenue lost to tax avoidance scams operating in the municipalities of Kankakee and Channahon. The lawsuit arises from the utilization of tax sharing agreement ...
The Broward County Board of County Commissioners in Florida unanimously approved a Memorandum of Understanding with the Florida East Coast Railway to construct and operate an Intermodal Container Transfer Facility on 42.5 acres of land at Port Everglades. The ICTF in the Southport area ...
San Francisco's North Bay Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit Board of Directors unanimously agreed to make interim Executive Director Farhad Mansourian the new SMART general manager. "After an extensive search of the most qualified applicants in the country, the SMART Board of Directo ...
There were 8.5 million trips taken on Portland, Oregon's TriMet buses, MAX light-rail and WES Commuter Rail in July, with overall weekly ridership up two percent compared to July 2010. Weekday trips on the MAX Green Line increased 15.5 percent and increased 16.5 percent on WES. Rush hour trips w ...
U.S. Department of Transportation has proposed changes to the Federal Railroad Administration's regulations governing the installation of Positive Train Control (PTC) systems. The amendments will provide greater flexibility to railroads and FRA in assessing the need for PTC without adversely aff ...
U.S. Department of Transportation will give nearly $745 million for construction along the Northeast Corridor to upgrade some of the most heavily-used sections. The NEC will receive $449.94 million to upgrade electrical systems and tracks between Trenton, N.J. and New York City, resulting in im ...
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